BioBusiness Winter Retreat will be organised from 11-13 December 2018 in Ghent, Belgium. The first two course days will be held in De Punt Bedrijvencentrum and the third day will be held in AA Tower Business Centre at Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde. Please find more information about these locations and their accessibility below.
The course takes places in meeting room 'Amedee' on the 4th floor of Bedrijvencentrum De Punt.
Route & Accessibility
- By public transport ...
From Station Gent-Brugge
From Station Gentbrugge, Bedrijvencentrum De Punt is only a 9 minute walk (850m) away. Exit the trainstation by taking the stairs down. Walk west to Robert Rinskopflaan, in the direction of Hippoliet Persoonsstraat. After 300 meters, continue your way to the Leo Tertzweillaan. After 500 meters, turn right onto Kerkstraat. You find Bedrijvencentrum De Punt on your left hand side.
From Station Gent-Sint-Pieters
From Station Gent-Sint-Pieters you can take the bus every 15 minutes. Walk to Sint-Pietersstation perron 13 and take busline 34, 35 and 36 in the direction of St-Martens-Leerne/De Pinte - Latem- Gent. Leave the bus at the Vlaamse Kei stop. From there, turn left and walk south along the Schelde river. Go left and walk across the bridge. Follow the road until you reach the T-junction, turn left. At the junction, turn right to the Bassijnstraat. At the end of the Bassijnstraat, turn left and cross the railway crossing. You find Bedrijvencentrum De Punt on your left hand side.
From Station Gent-Sint-Pieters you can also take the train every 30 minutes. Take the train S51 765 in the direction of Eeklo or S53 666 in the direction of Lokeren and leave the train at Station Gent-Brugge. From Station Gent-Brugge it is a 9 minute walk to Bedrijvencentrum De Punt, please follow the instructions above.
- By car ...
Follow the E17 direction northeast. Take exit 10-Gentbrugge. Turn left on Brusselsesteenweg and take the first exit on the right to the Land van Rodelaan. After 500 meters, turn left to Robert Rinskopflaan and continue along the Gent-Brugge station to the Leo Tertzweillaan. At the end of the Leo Tertzweillaan, turn right at the fork and then immediately turn left to arrive at Bedrijvencentrum De Punt.
Follow the E17 direction southeast. Take exit 10-Gentbrugge. Follow the road towards the Land van Rodelaan. After 500 meters, turn left to Robert Rinskopflaan and continue along the Gent-Brugge station to the Leo Tertzweillaan. At the end of the Leo Tertzweillaan, turn right at the fork and then immediately turn left to arrive at Bedrijvencentrum De Punt.
There are ample parking options in the area of Bedrijvencentrum De Punt. You need to pay for parking according to the 'Green zone' rates. The rates are as follows:
You pay from 09:00 - 19:00 hours, from 19:01 until 08:59 hours you can park for free.
€0,80 per 60 min.
€3,00 max. per day
The course takes places in meeting room 'Nipkow' on the 1st floor of AA Tower Business Centre.
Route & Accessibility
- By public transport …
From Station Gent-Sint-Pieters you can take the bus every 10-15 minutes. Walk to Sint-Pietersstation perron 6 and take busline 47 (direction Gent Sint-Pieters - Gavere – Oudenaarde), busline 49 (direction Gent - Herzele – Geraardsbergen) or busline 70, 71 or 71 in the direction of Oostakker – Gent. Leave the bus at the Zwijnaarde Bollebergen stop. From there, walk in south-western direction to the Technologiepark and turn left after 70m. Follow the road Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde and find the AA tower on your left hand side (3rd building on the left, see picture)
- By car…
Follow the highway E17 in the direction of Antwerpen. Take exit 8 “De Pinte/ Nazareth”. At the end of the exit road, follow the signs ‘Gent’. Continue on the N60 for 3km until you reach an elongated roundabout. On the roundabout take the second road to the right that leads into the Technology Park (follow “Technologiepark” signs).
Follow the highway E40 in the direction of Oostende. Take exit 16 (Merelbeke/Antwerpen/Zelzate/Eeklo/Gent). At the end of the exit road drive onto the R4 and follow the direction of Eeklo/Gent/Merelbeke (take second road to the right after the highway exit). Follow the R4 for about 5km along the canal and take exit N60 in the direction of Oudenaarde/Zwijnaarde. Follow the N60 over the two bridges until you reach an elongated roundabout. At the end of the elongated roundabout, make a U‐turn and drive into the Technology Park at your right hand side (follow the “Technologiepark” signs).
Please note that there are only private parking lots on the Technologiepark. We didn’t make reservations for parking for course participants and it is therefore advised to travel by public transport.